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Myths and Tragedies in their Ancient Greek Contexts

Richard Buxton


This book contains eleven chapters on myths, tragedies, and the interrelationship between them in ancient Greece. The book's approach focuses on contexts: it is throughout concerned to situate the topics the book analyses within the world of ancient Greece — its landscape, its social and moral priorities, its mental structures, its horizons of expectation. The approach also concentrates on themes: the book traces a variety of topics — for example, mountains, (were)wolves, mythological names, movement/stillness, blindness, feminization — through the intricate variations and retellings which the ... More

Keywords: myths, tragedies, ancient Greece, contexts, landscape, horizons of expectation, themes, structures, methodology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199557615
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557615.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard Buxton, author
Professor of Greek Language and Literature, University of Bristol